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        The Spanda Monthly Newsletter

        Each month we send out our Newsletter, sharing our thoughts on something topical and announcing any relevant news & events for the coming month.

        In this blog we share Kate & Ava’s words from the thought section of the newsletter!

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        October 2023

        Update from Kate!

        Ah…Vietnam! If you’ve been wanting to go – I highly recommend it!

        My recent trip has reminded how essential is is for my being to have time away, for discovery and travel, for grounding in nature and connecting/reconnecting with friends (particularly women all around a similar perimenopausal age 😂) for warmth, sunshine, fresh food and a generous welcoming community/culture!!

        I spent 7 days at a Wellness Resort with my other yoga crew, led by the wonderful Carmela Lacy, coming together for her 12th annual Yoga Retreat/Adventure: for nurturing, laughter and healing.

        We were blessed with daily practices of vinyasa, Myofascial release, yin, mantra, sound healing, Onsen (hot springs) and reflexology, not to mention amazing food, wonderful conversations, loads of laughter, a cooling pool, rural/jungle setting and day spa!

        This absolute treat and energetic reset was followed up by the vibrancy, colour and intensity of Hoi An – a beautiful city known for all the colourful lanterns, gondolas and temples (and it’s not far from the beach!).

        A retreat theme revealed itself to me with the message “Listen with your Heart” which came on a card on day 1. This intention was interwoven throughout and continues to linger, well after returning home.

        I’m now in a period of realignment and self reflection – physically: with weekly Chiro sessions & on a cleansing Spring diet, mentally & emotionally: finding a new rhythm, and spiritually, forever delving into self inquiry… it’s uncomfortable and a little painful at times, but there is also much joy in the journey.

        I’m super grateful for the support of Ava, Anaid and our teachers…

        and now I have the 7 day Denmark Silent Retreat to look forward to in December. 🥰



        News & Announcements

        Stephy is Back!
        You might remember Steph Poly (Conscious Fish) from her from waste-free and recycling workshops. She returns with a bi-monthly, by donation, Climate Circles event: guiding you through a drop-in meditation and a 60min environmental based discussion.
        You’ll connect with community and learn ways you can be part of the solution – this first event will be all about ‘unpacking Christmas’.

        Sunrise Series Success
        A massive congratulations to our Sunrise Series Challengers who attended 3 x 6.15am classes each week for September. We had a regular group of 19-24 yogis who worked towards the peak postures of chatarunga and the splits (OMG! NEA!!).

        Thanks to our amazing teachers: Nea, Harmony, Marta and Bianca who guided and supported this group.

        10 committed students win for themselves a month of unlimited Yoga!

        The Sunrise Series classes run weekly, Mon, Tues & Fri 6.15 am and passes can be purchased for a month: here.

        Mandala community project – Dates are up!
        Our Mandala drawing timetable is up!
        You can join in one of these free sessions here: Sign Up Sheet.
        Check the studio poster or Facebook Event for all the details.

        Schedule Changes
        Lovely Laura is handing over the Gentle Hatha on Wednesday @ 4.30pm class to marvellous Marta from 4th Oct. This will be Marta’s first permanent class on the schedule. Yay! You’ll still see Laura on Monday and Tuesday afternoons and covering from time to time!

        Terrific Tina has moved out to the hills so she has handed over the regular reigns of Saturday’s Community Meditation to amazing Anaid. Tina will be back to cover from time to time and Ava will also be guiding the class once a month!

        Review Reminder
        If you attend any event or class from 1st August until the 27th October, and submit a review for us in Mindbody, on Google or Facebook – then you could be our next winner of a $100 voucher to use in the Spanda studio (events or classes) or shop!
        Leave your Google Review Here

        Silent Retreats are filling
        Our October Silent Retreat is already full and November has only Private (Glamping or Camping) options left.
        Denmark’s 7 day Silent Retreat in December has a couple of shared and private accommodation options left available.
        If you are feeling drawn to quieten down and get away, join us on our Silent Retreats in the forest! OR Peru in August 2024!!